Peter Crooks


Northeastern University


Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm


RH 340P

   Hessenberg varieties form a distinguished class of subvarieties in
the flag variety, and their study is central to themes at the interface of
combinatorics and geometric representation theory. Such themes include the
Stanley-Stembridge and Shareshian-Wachs conjectures, in which the cohomology
rings of Hessenberg varieties feature prominently.

   I will provide a Lie-theoretic description of the cohomology rings of
regular Hessenberg varieties, emphasizing the role played by a certain
monodromy action and Deligne's local invariant cycle theorem. Our results
build on upon those of Brosnan-Chow, Abe-Harada-Horiguchi-Masuda, and
Abe-Horiguchi-Masuda-Murai-Sato. This represents joint work with Ana